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    Sale 7585

    South Asian Modern + Contemporary Art

    11 June 2008, South Kensington

  • Lot 12

    Gulam Rasool Santosh (1929-1997)

    Untitled

    Price Realised  

    Gulam Rasool Santosh (1929-1997)
    Untitled
    signed (on the reverse)
    oil on canvas
    50 x 40 1/8 in. (127 x 102 cm.)
    Painted in 1982


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    The paintings of G.R. Santosh are prime examples of Neo-Tantrism, an artistic movement originated by the artist, K.C.S. Paniker in the 1960s. The artists were inspired by Hindu, Buddhist and Jain concepts of dualities between male and female and between macro and microcosm. Santosh's painting is neither abstract nor representational but highly reminiscent of Indian religious imagery involving yantras, mandalas, chakras, and the lokapurusha (cosmic man).

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    Provenance

    Chester and Davida Herwitz Collection